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 Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait  (1819 - 1905)

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Lived/Active: New York / England      Known for: animal, game and domestic fowl and hunting scene painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
1819 (Liverpool, England)
1905 (Yonkers, New York)

New York / England

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animal, game and domestic fowl and hunting scene painting

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Born in Liverpool, England, Arthur Tait became America's first important sporting artist. In England, he trained as a lithographer for Agnews, an art dealer in Manchester, and taught himself to paint by copying works at the Royal Institute. He also assisted American Indian painter George Catlin, with his traveling Indian gallery that he had brought to England, and Tait was impressed with Catlin's subject matter and skill.

In 1850, Tait came to America to pursue his interest in wildlife an (showing 500 of 12253 characters).

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